How to Protect Bearings from Lubricant Contamination

Lubricant contamination is one of the most common causes of equipment failure. It can hinder pump system performance, lead to unnecessary downtime, and shorten the lifespan of valuable equipment. Lubrication maintenance should always be a top priority for pump operations. Maintaining the lubrication on your bearings and other lubricated parts is about more than periodically […]

ODS Diaphragm Pumps Offer Simple Operation and Dependable Performance

FLSmidth and Krebs Engineers produce one of the best air-operated diaphragm pumps on the market, the ODS Pump. It manages a wide range of liquids and slurries, has a leak-free operation, and a sealless design. The ODS is built for long-lasting performance and heavy-duty processing applications. Many operators find the ODS diaphragm pump superior to […]

5 Tips for Pumping Corrosive Liquids

Pumping corrosive liquids, abrasive materials, hazardous fluids, and harsh chemicals presents many challenges. Corrosive liquids degrade, damage, and even destroy specific pump system components. In addition, certain metals, plastics, and glass can experience significant corrosion when pumping these fluids and chemicals. There are several concerns when it comes to pumping corrosive liquids. First, your equipment […]

Sealless Magnetic Drive Pumps from ANSIMAG & HMD Kontro

Sealless magnetic drive pumps are very popular in the chemical processing industry. The sealless technology eliminates leak risks, which are crucial in chemical transfer applications. These pumps do not have seals that can wear out with time or be compromised because of excess heat, pressure, corrosion, or other challenging operating conditions. Therefore, the dangerous chemicals […]

Top 6 Benefits of Working with DXP Pacific

Whether you need stock pump equipment or want to design a fully customized pump system from the ground up, you need a team of experts you can count on every step of the way. At DXP Pacific, providing everything you need for any size project is our commitment to you. This is why we have […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Butterfly Valves

A butterfly valve is a device that allows you to achieve better flow control. The design uses a metallic disc that rotates a quarter-turn at a time around a fixed-stem axis. The 90-degree turns provide quick-action control between open and closed positions. In addition, the disc is generally sized equally to the internal diameter of […]

Why You Should Match Your Seal to Your Application

Numerous types of seal technology can be used in pumps and other rotating equipment. From simple seals to very complex mechanical seal designs, there are various options to understand and consider for your pump system. One factor that you must review is your processing application. The types of fluids or materials you are moving, flow […]

Discover the Sludge-Pumping Power of Vogelsang

Vogelsang has been a leading company in the pump industry for over 90 years. They have created many advancements in pumping, maceration, spreading, and biogas technology. Numerous industries use Vogelsang pumps with a special focus on wastewater operations. About Vogelsang Vogelsang manufactures dependable products to handle abrasive sludges and solids, such as specialized rotary lobe […]

14 Steps for a Precision Pump System Installation

Proper installation is vital if you install a new pump or upgrade your system with new pump equipment. The footing must be solid to avoid vibrating and shifting during operation, causing significant pump damage. Everything must be in perfect alignment for optimized performance. Seals, bearings, drive components, pipe fittings, and other parts need adequate lubrication […]

Benefits of a Variable-Frequency Drive (VFD)

There are many reasons why you may want to consider installing a variable-frequency drive (VFD) on your centrifugal pump system. Energy savings and operating efficiency offset the costs of adding a VFD—but not all pump systems require VFDs. Therefore, it’s critical to understand how to run your pump most efficiently. This article will help you […]

Your Guide to Pump Lubrication

Pump systems transport various materials, from water and chemicals to slurries and solids. Many different types of pumps use different mechanical processes to create suction and push liquids through the pump. For example, you have centrifugal pumps, diaphragm pumps, screw pumps, progressive cavity pumps, and many others. Each pump and system type will require specific […]

Preventative Pump Maintenance: When Should You Replace Your Mechanical Seals?

Mechanical seals are a common failure point on pumps and other rotating equipment. They are prone to degradation, leading to fluid, gas, or air leaks. Eventually, a compromised mechanical seal will hinder pump performance and cause internal damage. For example, you may lose suction pressure, or the pump may lose its prime. Leaking seals can […]